In another case of abduction and conversion in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a 24 year old Hindu girl named Bharti Bai was kidnapped in the country's Sindh province by assailants under the supervision of local police authorities from her wedding venue in Hala, a city located in Matiari district, reports India Today.
Sindh province of Pakistan witness maximum number of forced conversion of young Hindu girls. According to reports, Bharti Bai, was then forcefully converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man named Shah Rukh Gul.
Bharati Bai’s father, Kishore Das, was reported saying that during his daughter's marriage ceremony a kidnapper named Shah Rukh Gul came with several men along with policemen and took his daughter away in broad daylight.
Later, a picture of Bharti along with documents of her conversion to Islam and marriage to Shah Rukh Gul went viral on social media according to which Bharti had converted to Islam on 1 December, 2019.
The certificate also mentions that Bharti's new name after converting to Islam is 'Bushra'. The certificate was reportedly issued by Jamiat-ul-Uloom Islamia, located at Allama Muhammad Yousuf Banuri town in Karachi. Additionally, her conversion was witnessed and certified by Mufti AbuBakar Saeed ur Rehman.
However, one must note that forging such certificates are not an uncommon thing in Pakistan.
On one hand, parents are demanding for her return, while on the other hand it is being claimed that Bharti had converted to Islam at least one month prior to the incident. Her parents allegedly found out about her conversion and were getting her forcibly married.
The issue has raised serious concerns amongst the Hindu community in Pakistan, who are a frequent witness to such incidents.
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